Business Culture Competencies You Can Learn and Develop In Your Employees

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It’s not easy to be a manager. There’s so much to consider—budgets, performance and goals, hiring new employees, and coaching and managing your current employees. And that’s just your day-to-day. Don’t forget about troubleshooting, problem-solving, and resolving conflicts when they come up. But if you can master some of these lessons and instill them in… Read more »

How to Plan for the Fourth Quarter Employee Performance Reviews

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Most employees and employers dread employee performance reviews. They’re stressful, they take a lot of preparation, and there are often expectations and fears that are so feared they can negatively affect an employee’s productivity and motivation. But if you do them right, performance reviews can be really effective. And the best way to do them… Read more »

Millennial Month: Shocking Employment Numbers You Can Maximize as an Employer

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We’re ten years out from the Great Recession and unemployment is as low as ever, but, according to research, Millennial men ages 25 to 34 are less likely to work than before. In fact, about 500,000 young men are missing from the workforce, and it isn’t clear why. But it’s a problem for those men…. Read more »

Millennial Month: 5 Benefits Your Millennial Workforce Brings to Work

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It’s Millennial Month! Millennials make great hires for a variety of different reasons—they value the quality of their work, they’re interested in collaboration, and they’re optimists. Thanks to coming of age with social media, they’re used to being honest and genuine and are more than willing to share their opinions. Here are five benefits your… Read more »

Employee Learning Series: Providing JITT (Just in Time Training)

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Nothing frustrates an employee more than when they’re expected to do something that they have no training for. And as we all know, frustrated employees become disgruntled employees who eventually start looking for new opportunities elsewhere. How can they be expected to perform well when they’re unprepared to do so? Here’s why training is essential… Read more »

Employee Learning Series: Onboarding Tips

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Effective onboarding is the first step to employee retention. Almost a third of employees have quit a job within the first six months. And 33% knew within the first week of employment whether or not they would stay at their company long-term. So that first impression is key. Studies show that the top reasons employees… Read more »

What Are the Most Effective Ways to Retain Your Best Employees?

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When you have quality employees that you depend on to keep your company up and running, you want to do everything you can to keep them. Good employees are not easy to replace. And if they’re really that great, chances are they’ll soon get noticed by your competition and you’ll have to fight to retain… Read more »

Find Your Management Style Sweet Spot

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The key to effective leadership is finding your sweet spot—knowing your strengths, your passions, and where you’re most likely to be productive and engaged. Those are the tasks you should spend the most time on. By further developing those strengths, you’ll become more motivated and inspire those around you to do the same. When your… Read more »

3 Reasons You NEED to Show You’re Thankful for Your Employees

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Showing your appreciation for your employees is one of the most important things you can do to keep up your morale and build loyalty from your team. There are lots of ways to show your gratitude—a thank you note, simple recognition, monetary bonus, and gifts—but it’s not what you award, it’s that you acknowledge them…. Read more »

3 Ways to Get Organized for PTO Just in Time for the Holidays

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Here come the holidays! Which means extra food, extra parties, extra gifts, and…best of all, extra requests for some time off from your staff! The flood of requests can induce a few moments of panic, especially if your business tends to pick up at this time of year. But if you plan ahead and stay… Read more »